Indoor Plants That Love The Dark: A Tip From The Garden Center Nursery

Indoor Plants That Love The Dark: A Tip From The Garden Center Nursery

It had been a long journey that had lasted more than ten years. But I found it – an indoor house plant that would brighten a passage 5 meters from my front door.

The Aspidistra, sometimes known as the Cast Iron plant, may be seen in the drawing rooms of many a drab Victorian English manor house, as well as in the drawing rooms of my suburban Sydney brick home.

Many gardening experts believe the Aspidistra to be one of the most resilient and adaptable houseplants.

Its long blades of thin dark green or variegated dark green and white leaves grow up to 75 cm tall and 15 cm wide and emerge from the ground in clusters.

It’s a low-maintenance plant, like an even-tempered woman who doesn’t need much attention but still manages to keep her attractive demeanor.

It simply needs a little light, a consistent temperature and humidity, and a little watering now and then.



Plants that survive in 25 to 75 foot candles of light — that is, a setting 4 to 5 meters from a bright window with just enough light to read comfortably.

But where artificial lights switched on throughout the day would brighten the space – are referred to as low-light plants.

The Aspidistra can commonly found in your local garden center nursery. In addition, there are five more plants that will thrive in low-light conditions:

Aglonema (Chinese Evergreen)

Aglonema (Chinese Evergreen) is one of the few plants that prefers just moderate light and can adapt to low light conditions. It features big dark green oval leaves that taper to leathery leaves with a Caney base.

Slender leafed Drachaena deremensis

Slender leafed Dracaena Deremensis variations (also known as Happy or Fortune Plants) with white variegated leaves. Caney plants with elegant rosettes of Straplike leaf make up the Dracaena family.

Holly fern

Holly fern, which adapts to low light, and Boston fern, a fishbone form of fern that may survive in low light for months but requires a period of rejuvenation in higher light.

Neanthe Bella

Neanthe Bella, often known as the Parlor Palm, is a palm that does better in low light than most others.

Sanseviera (also known as Mother-In-Laws Tongue)

Sanseviera (also known as Mother-In-Laws Tongue) has waxy, upright straplike leaves with cream-colored borders and an unique banding of the grey-green core that grows in low to extremely bright light.

Why not try one of these resilient and attractive favorites of mine if you’re having trouble selecting a plant to liven up that dreary corner?

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